Palin, Crew Descend on Oscar Swag 'Like Locusts'

She scarfs up jewelry, clothes, 40 headphones at benefit
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 4, 2010 3:35 AM CST
Updated Mar 4, 2010 6:55 AM CST
It was freebie deja vu all over again.   (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

(Newser) – It was freebie deja vu all over again for Sarah Palin when she and her entourage descended on Oscar swag at a benefit this week like ravening "locusts," snatching every gift they could get their hands on, according to a witness. "She showed up with like 20 people, and they immediately swarmed the place taking everything!" the tipster told E! Online.

Palin insisted she be allowed into the West Hollywood event benefiting the Red Cross two hours before it officially opened. She reportedly scarfed up 40 Aiaiai headphones, Skagen watches and other jewelry, beauty products, a freebie hair blowout, and sweatshirts and leggings for Bristol. Palin landed in hot water during her vice presidential campaign for a makeover and expensive duds paid for by campaign contributions, which she says she fully reimbursed. It wasn't immediately clear what conflict-of-interest rules Palin must follow as a new Fox News employee.

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